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Old 03-30-2010, 01:55 PM
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Hi all, my name is Wiley Robinson and I'm from El Paso. I recently got ahold of my Father's 1992 Ford Ranger (he passed away in 2000 and my mother gave it to me).

Anyhow, I've had the truck only about 2 months but yesterday it developed a pretty scary problem with the brakes. In the morning as I was driving I heard a clunk come from the right front wheel area like some metal part breaking or falling off. I did not see anything in the rear veiw mirror and the truck was fine so I went on to work, about 25 miles.

After work I came home and as I got almost home I noticed that it felt like the right front caliper was sticking and the truck was pulling to the right. I pulled over in a gas station to look at and really couldn't see anything much. I checked the fluid and it seemed full but pretty dirty so I decided to go on home and park it and change the pads, fluid etc. on the weekend.

As I got home the pedal lost almost all pressure and when it got within 1" of the floor the wheels would lock up on the rear! Pretty scary but since it's a stick I got it home.

I have to admit, I've never seen anything like this on any vehicle (I'll also confess that I consider a 1992 to a "new" car, most of the cars I own are 25-40 years old and I do all the work on them).

I am suspecting something like one of the pads fell out and the piston fully extended letting air in or something but I am not familiar with this truck at all and don't even have a manual for it yet. Any suggestions?

I'll repost the question part in the tech section and I hope this forum is as good a resource as I've found other online car forums to be.
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Old 03-30-2010, 01:59 PM
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Default Re: New owner of 1992 Ford Ranger

The only time I have ever seen something like this happen was on a straight truck gmc 6500. What happened is one of the calipers seized up and the other took on the full load and eventually failed. Wether or not that actually helps you I don't know
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Old 03-30-2010, 05:01 PM
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Old 03-30-2010, 05:08 PM
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Old 03-31-2010, 10:03 AM
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Old 03-31-2010, 11:28 AM
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Old 03-31-2010, 03:44 PM
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